Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Florida State Seminoles, NCAA College Basketball Betting Odds, Picks and Prediction

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6-0 November 28, 7:00 PM | Tucker Center 5-1

When: 7:00 PM ET, Monday, November 28, 2016
Where: Donald L. Tucker Center, Tallahassee, Florida
TV: 7 p.m. ET, ESPNU

Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread MoneyLine Total
Minnesota Golden GophersMinnesota University +8.5 -110 +345 155.5 -110
florida-state-seminolesFlorida State -8.5 -110 -425 155.5 -110
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Florida State Seminoles will both be gunning for a victory on Monday when they meet at Tucker Center.

ABOUT MINNESOTA (6-0): Four newcomers – freshmen Amir Coffey and Eric Curry, junior transfer Reggie Lynch and graduate student Akeem Springs – have provided a huge lift with the Gophers coming off a difficult 2015-16 season. Coffey (team-leading 15.8 points) has combined with junior Nate Mason (13, 5.5 assists) to give the team a dynamic starting backcourt combination while Lynch (9.2 points, 7.4 rebounds, 18 blocked shots) has been a huge inside presence. Springs (6.7 points), who averaged 13.2 points at Milwaukee last season, gives Pitino a proven backcourt starter off the bench and Curry (8.2, 7.2 rebounds) provides depth up front.

ABOUT FLORIDA STATE (5-1): Bacon (18.2 points, 52 percent shooting) and freshman star Isaac (15.3, 60.3) are the only Seminoles averaging double figures in scoring and they’ve been especially lethal from 3-point range (a combined 26-of-53). One reason no one else is averaging 10-plus points is the team’s depth – FSU has nine players averaging at least 11.5 minutes and four points per game, starting with point guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes (9.8 points, five assists) and ending with forward Jarquez Smith (four points). In addition to Isaac, two other freshmen – Trent Forrest (8.2 points, 12 steals), who sparked the Seminoles with two key steals against Illinois, and CJ Walker (7.3 points – 13 against Illinois) – also have made a big impact.

bovada-logo-top-book currently has the Seminoles listed as 8.5-point favorites versus the Golden Gophers, while the game’s total is sitting at 155½ according to MyBookie-White logo -70x40.

Florida State returns from a trip to New York that produced mixed results for a home game on Monday against Minnesota, which will be playing its first road game following an unbeaten six-game start to the season at Williams Arena. The Seminoles squandered a 60-42 lead Thursday against Temple in an NIT Season Tip-Off semifinal, eventually losing 89-86, but rebounded with a solid 71-62 victory over Illinois the next day and now face the Golden Gophers in the ACC/Big 10 Challenge.

With the teams playing on consecutive days, the Seminoles’ superior depth paid dividends against Illinois as they put together runs of 7-0 and 11-1 after the game was tied at 44 with less than 10 minutes to play. “We sustained our effort, our focus, better than we did yesterday,” FSU coach Leonard Hamilton, who had 10 players log 10 or more minutes, told reporters. “We got good play from our bench. The guys gave us tremendous energy. That gave (Dwayne) Bacon and (Jonathan) Isaac an opportunity for a breather there and there.” The Gophers are coming off a sluggish 57-45 win over Southern Illinois that followed an impressive 85-71 victory against Arkansas. “Nice wake-up call for us,” Minnesota coach Richard Pitino told reporters. “We make ourselves look really, really good when we share the ball. We go out on the break and we share the ball. Today, we didn’t do that. Fortunately, we got the win.”

Florida State was a 72-61 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Fighting Illini. They covered the -7.5-point spread as favorites.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 57-45 winner as they battled Salukis at home. They failed to cover in the match as a -15.5-point favorite.

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Minnesota:Team record: 6-0 SU,3-2 ATS
Current Streak: won 6 straight games.
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Minnesota is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
Minnesota is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road

Florida State:
Team record: 5-1 SU,5-1 ATS
Florida State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Florida State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Florida State is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota home to Vanderbilt Saturday, December 3
Florida State at George Washington Sunday, December 4

1. Minnesota is only two wins away from matching its total from last season, when it finished with an 8-23 record.

2. Nine of Florida State’s top 11 players are shooting 50 percent or better.

3. Lynch missed Minnesota’s game against Southern Illinois with an injury and his status for Monday is uncertain.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:
Picks: Minnesota Golden Gophers will cover the spread at +8.5 and the game will go over 155.5 points, according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com
PREDICTION: Florida State 84, Minnesota 76 at bovada-logo-top-book betnow-vegas-coverage.

80.7 PTS FOR 90.8
66.5 PTS AGNST 75.3
14.2 DIFF. 15.5
30.8 DEF REBOUNDS 27.5
10.3 OFF REBOUNDS 11.5
47.0 FG% 52.6
69.6 FT% 70.2
6.2 3 POINTERS 6.2
5.2 STEALS 7.3
No Injuries to report.
No Injuries to report.
Minnesota is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Minnesota is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Minnesota’s last 15 games on the road
Florida State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Florida State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Florida State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Florida State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Minnesota’s Overall Scoring vs Florida State’s Overall Defense 80.7 75 75.3 244
Minnesota’s Away Scoring vs Florida State’s Home Defense 0.0 332 78.2 312
Minnesota’s Road Rebounds vs Florida State’s Home Rebounds Allowed 0.0 332 32.6 130
Florida State’s Overall Scoring vs Minnesota’s Overall Defense 90.8 12 66.5 93
Florida State’s Home Scoring vs Minnesota’s Road Defense 94.6 26 0.0 1
Florida State’s Home Rebounds vs Minnesota’s Road Rebounds Allowed 40.2 140 0.0 1
MINN 47.0 36.0 11.0
FLAST 52.6 40.4 12.2
MINN 10.3 30.8 41.2
FLAST 11.5 27.5 39.0
MINN 16.3 12.2 1.3
FLAST 15.3 11.2 1.4


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